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Orthodontist appoints two treatment coordinators

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AWARD winning Wakefield orthodontist, St Michael’s has appointed two treatment coordinators as part of its investment in patient care.

The two will work alongside orthodontists at the Dewsbury Road practice to offer advice, guidance and reassurance to patients throughout their treatment.

Clinically trained, Dawn Rimmington and Joanne Reape will be the first point of contact with patients to explain the orthodontic procedures they will undertake, how to care for their braces at home and also discuss payment plans.

Dr Catherine McCanny, orthodontist explained: “Patients are keen to enjoy the end result of the treatment which is attractive and healthier aligned teeth, but naturally they have questions.  I was very conscious that some patients were reticent to ask me about things such as payment plans or even ask questions about their treatment or teeth because they thought they were too silly.

“We completely understand that but at the same time we don’t want patients to go away feeling they are in the dark about their treatment.  Dawn and Joanne act as a bridge between clinicians and patients and can often pre-empt questions through the comprehensive advice they provide about home care during treatment.  They offer advice about care of braces, how long to wear them and the best kinds of foods to eat to enhance a patient’s results.

“With their own consultation room patients are confident of being able to ask anything discretely,” she added.

“We are the first point of contact when patients first come in for a consultation about orthodontics and so they are able to build a long lasting informal yet confidential rapport with us so that they get the most out of their treatment,” said Dawn.

 

Photograph: Dawn Rimmington, Dr Catherine McCanny and Joanne Reape

 

 

 

Breathe easy with iTero technology

The taking of dental impressions is now a thing of the past thanks to our state of the art iTero dental scanner.

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This £21,000 high tech scanner not only removes the discomfort from obtaining a dental impression but enables us to provide you with a more flexible, accurate and productive service.

The handheld scanning technology creates a digital ‘dental impression’, producing highly accurate 3D images of your mouth that can be rotated, zoomed and manipulated in various ways.

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It provides a record of the exact dimensions of your teeth and gums and, with the magic of technology, we can even forecast what your teeth will look like after treatment.

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With the ability to capture up to 6,000 frames per second, our trained staff simply move the wand-like scanner over your teeth and gums, stopping and starting it as often as necessary. The new process is far preferable for patients who no longer need to have impression material in their mouth for several minutes – a method which caused some people to gag uncomfortably.

Being able to send the impressions to the lab digitally means a quicker turn around, saving you weeks of waiting, and with the scanner able to forecast the different treatment outcomes, you will have all the information you need up front to enable you to make an informed decision about the different treatment outcomes available.

The iTero technology is not only improving the overall experience for patients but is in line with the excellent level of service we aim to provide at St Michael’s Orthodontics to ensure patient confidence.

To discover how iTero can benefit you, contact us at orthostmichaels@tiscali.co.uk or check out our websites: https://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk/ or www.invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wakefield Orthodontist smiles as global stage beckons

AN award-winning Wakefield Orthodontist, who runs a female only practice has been selected as a global ambassador for an international company.

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Dr Catherine McCanny, specialist orthodontist at St Michael’s Orthodontics, Dewsbury Road, has been chosen as a clinical speaker and key opinion leader for Invisalign, thanks to her experience and expertise using the invisible brace system for complex cases.  As the UK’s only second female Invisalign speaker, she wants to encourage more orthodontists to pick up the baton to help patients achieve straight teeth pain-free.

One of the most experienced Invisalign practitioners in the UK Catherine has helped 1000s of patients achieve a better smile without the need for surgery.  It was this track record that won her Platinum Elite Status and prompted the company to invite her to share her knowledge with other orthodontists.

“Invisalign aligns patients’ teeth in an almost invisible way; it is a much more comfortable and efficient alternative to fixed braces.  In even the most complex cases it has eradicated the need for surgery.   Thanks to my experience with the treatment, I now use Invisalign for the most complex of cases,” said Dr McCanny.

“Due to my experience I’ve gone from using the Invisalign on 10 cases a year to now over 80 cases a year.  Eventually, I hope to use Invisalign for 75 per cent of all my adult cases and share this conversion with other dentists and orthodontists through my new clinical speaker role.”

Catherine received her clinical speaker training in Amsterdam earlier this month and will start her new role in Birmingham on 3rd May.

This recent accolade follows her success at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards where she snapped up two awards relating to the use of Invisalign plus the treatment of teenagers. 

Catherine added: “I am extremely privileged and honoured to be chosen by Invisalign as a Clinical Speaker.  This international treatment is globally recognised and I hope this showcases St Michael’s Orthodontics as a worldwide centre of excellence.

“I am excited to share my passion of the Invisalign system with my colleagues. We are all trained in using fixed appliances and it is easy to stay in our comfort zone.   However, I hope that by demonstrating how I have treated my patients with Invisalign that other colleagues will start to see the benefits of this system.”

 

 

 

Editor’s notes:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win two awards in the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.
  • In 2015 St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.

 

  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk http://invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk

 

Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, The Plex, Margaret street, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 01924 632263. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

 

 

Wakefield orthodontist snaps up two top awards

ST MICHAEL’S Orthodontics are beaming with success after their specialist orthodontist Catherine McCanny snapped up two awards at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.

 

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Catherine – who set-up St Michael’s Orthodontics in Dewsbury Road, Wakefield 20 years ago – won the two awards relating to the use of Invisalign plus the treatment of teenagers.

She had submitted two case studies, including photographs before, during and after treatment, showing how the work she had carried out improved the appearance of a 13 year-old boy with very crowded teeth plus highly prominent ‘fangs’ plus a 31-year-old woman who was really unhappy with the appearance of her teeth, especially on the top right.

The practice was also shortlisted for the Best Aesthetic Practice Award, recognising the practice as a centre of excellence and the hard work every team member brings to the patient experience. St Michael’s Orthodontics have previously secured wins at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards in 2013 and 2015.

“I am delighted to receive the recognition that winning these awards brings. I tend to enter such events with no expectation of success, knowing what strong competition I’m up against and to come out on top is a welcome endorsement of the standard of service and outcomes we are delivering for our patients at St Michael’s Orthodontics,” commented Catherine.

“I view the awards very much as a team achievement as it’s the service we all provide that gets results.”

The Invisalign award entry outlined how Catherine used the clear, virtually invisible, aligner system which gently moves teeth into position, to treat a particularly challenging case.

“Invisalign was the only treatment the patient would have but the level of complexity involved saw us taking the use of the system to a totally new level. The patient was on board all the way and by going that extra mile over two years of treatment we achieved outstanding results. We would never have used Invisalign for such complex challenges several years ago but, in doing so, it has given me more confidence to treat more difficult cases with it in future,” said Catherine who also won the Aesthetic Dentistry Award for Invisalign in 2013 and 2015.

“A key factor in the successful outcomes of both case studies that we submitted for the awards was that the patients were willing to work with us. Our teenaged case study involved 27 months of treatment, combining twin block removable braces and fixed braces.

Both patients were extremely dedicated in working with me and as a result, they a had such a difference to their smile and self confidence.

Editor’s notes:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win two awards in the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.
  • In 2015 St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.
  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk http://invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk

 

Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, The Plex, Margaret street, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 01924 632263. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

Announcing the launch of a new Invisalign website

Yorkshire based orthodontic practice, St Michaels Orthodontics, has launched a new website to highlight their Invisalign expertise to patients.

 

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Dr Catherine McCanny, specialist orthodontist at St Michaels Orthodontics, was one of the first Invisalign practitioners in the UK and has helped 1000s of patients achieve better oral health, general wellbeing and more confidence using the revolutionary technique.  Invisalign is an almost invisible system of braces that has helped patients achieve straighter teeth without having to use embarrassing metal fixings.

Having been a pioneer for Invisalign and a passionate advocate of the associated long-term benefits of orthodontic treatment, Dr McCanny wanted to provide an improved information portal so developed the website separate from her St Michael’s Orthodontics website.

“There is no one type of patient seeking to have their teeth straightened but everyone who comes to us wants more information about the benefits of orthodontic treatment,” said Dr McCanny.  “We were also keen to provide information for people anonymously to make them feel more comfortable about the process before seeking help or treatment,” she added.

“Today everyone, including executives wanting to improve their confidence at work to retirees wanting to spoil themselves are considering orthodontic treatment as a means of improving their lives, but they want as much information as possible.   Whatever their reasons we want to make sure that everyone is as well informed as possible.”

Dr McCanny achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Status earlier this year and has applied this expertise to the website.  Now launched, it will be constantly updated with the latest research, news of new methods of treatment available at St Michaels as well as interesting information.

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Built with the patient in mind, the website also has special features such as a ‘Smile Gallery’ and video testimonials from patients who achieved the smile they always wanted, thanks to Catherine’s expertise and the Invisalign system.  This offers patients a visual documentation of what they can expect from the treatment, helping them to make a clear, informed decision.  

Although Invisalign is featured on the existing St Michaels Orthodontics website, the new website specialises solely on this technique, offering a more in-depth documentation on the different types of Invisalign on offer for patients.

Practice Manager Carol Walter said: “The new website focuses solely on Invisalign which allows patients to research everything they need to know about the features and benefits of Invisalign in one place. The website creates clarity for patients and really helps people to decide whether Invisalign is right for them, ensuring that we are delivering the ultimate standard of patient care at all times.”

Click here to visit the new website: www.invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk/

 

New iTero technology changing the face of dentistry

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Now there is no need to imagine how your teeth could look, with the iTero scanner and the Invisalign Outcome Simulator we can share the possibilities.

You can now view potential Invisalign treatment outcomes with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator at St Michaels Orthodontics. This chairside application is powered exclusively by iTero scanners to help you visualise how your teeth may look at the end of Invisalign treatment, with a simple scan of your teeth we can produce a simulated outcome to show you the benefits possible with Invisalign treatment.

iTero scanners also improve your experience by eliminating the mess and unpleasantness associated with traditional impressions. 

DUAL-VIEW LAYOUT

See your current tooth position side by side to your simulated final positions.

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REAL-TIME ADJUSTMENTS

Intuitive touch-screen tools allow real-time adjustments to the simulated outcome allowing you to consult with your specialist about your needs.

 

View the possibilities with your specialist orthodontist.

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Contact the practice  for more advice or to arrange your Outcome Simulation today on 01924 380680  or e-mail orthodontictc@gmail.com

Invisalign® Questions for your consultation.

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What you should ask your Invisalign Provider.


Now it is time to talk more in-depth about treatment options with your local Invisalign Provider. Past patients have found the following list of questions useful, as not all Invisalign Providers offer the same treatments.


Questions for your dental provider.


• What is your level of experience in treating patients with Invisalign?

• If other treatment options are presented how would they suit my needs?

• Have previous patients enjoyed any Invisalign benefits in particular?

• Have you treated cases similar to mine in the past?

• Can I talk to any of your past and/or existing patients?

• How long should I expect to be in treatment to achieve my desired results?

• How long would I expect to be in treatment with traditional braces to fix the same issues?

• How much does your practice charge for Invisalign for a case similar to mine?

• Do you offer flexible payment plans to your patients?

Ready to take the next step? Contact our expert team on orthodontictc@gmail.com or 01924 380680 and make your dream smile a reality!


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A perfect smile for a beautiful bride!

If you still aren’t convinced that Invisalign is the right solution for you before your big day, read Katy’s blog and then decide! I think you’ll agree with us that she looks stunning!

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I’ve never been particularly vain, but after a recent holiday I was appalled to notice how much my teeth had moved over the last year without me really being aware. One tooth in particular seemed to be twisting and heading towards the back of my head on some mystery exploration known only to him. And then my other half popped the question and my paranoia increased ten fold. A year before the wedding I finally approached my dentist for advice and I was referred to St Michael’s Orthodontics and I found myself having a consultation with the lovely staff there. Being 28, I wasn’t keen on having “tram tracks” which I still associate with teenagers, and being in a customer focused job, I didn’t want more attention bringing to my wandering teeth, so I went with Invisalign. I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive after hearing stories of other adults having braces and being in agony but the calm reassurance of the team at St Michael’s soon put me at ease.

At first, braces feel weird and do take some getting used to. You do need to be a little organised too with regards to carrying floss and mouthwash when eating away from home. The ability to take them out for a rest was a god send and meant that they weren’t too painful; just a little bit tight. As a bride, the braces were brilliant for the pre-wedding diet; you have to leave the braces in for 22 hours out of every 24, and whilst wearing them you can only consume water and if you can avoid binging in the two hours you’re not wearing them, slimming down is a doddle. Win!

Although you may be conscious of wearing braces, no one else can tell and I have some brutally honest friends who I tried this out on! People were shocked when I admitted to wearing braces; they really were that invisible. The other big benefit is that for my hen do, the lovely team took off my attachments (the little cement blobs put on your teeth to make the braces work) so that I was brace free. My teeth weren’t completely finished by my wedding (they were beautiful but not perfect and the St Michael’s team are perfectionists!) so the team left me without braces until after my honeymoon before doing some final adjustments. This flexibility meant I did not panic about having to wear braces on my big day.

I was amazed at how quickly my teeth straightened and how easy and pain free it was. My photographer kept making great comments about my smile and I have never felt more confident that my smile really was dazzling. I am so glad that I got braces, my photos looked amazing and it was such a simple procedure to go through. I have a number of friends now asking questions about Invisalign and considering it for themselves as they have been that impressed by my results. The St Michael’s Team have been amazing and supportive throughout, and their facilities are brilliant. They have provided reassurance and expert advise throughout and I always felt well looked after. If you’re in any doubt please book a consultation and get some advice; I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by the results they’ll get!

KP1 Photos courtesy of David Webb Wedding Photographer

A glimpse at your future perfect smile

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Have you ever wondered what your teeth would look like if you had orthodontic treatment? With our new itero scanner you can do just that.

This new technology enables us to take a digital scan of your teeth and to produce a simulation of how your teeth could look. This exciting technology is now available at our practice and we are offering this service free of charge.

This means we no longer have to take impressions for Invisalign treatment. The fit of the aligners is more predictable and we can start your treatment much sooner than before. Why wait till tomorrow to start creating the beautiful smile you have always wanted?

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